22 April 2010

I'm here for adventure, whichever way it comes...

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- striped 60s shirt dress
- brown 80s flats
- vintage John Romain purse
- thrifted braided belt
- Jakob Dylan - Women & Country "Nothing But the Whole Wide World"

You can tell I'm not longer accustomed to taking my own blog photos. Thus the sort of concerned/pissed-off look on my face in these snapshots. There were quite a few people out walking and enjoying the nice weather in the park, so I had quite a few curious onlookers wondering what the crazy girl with the tripod was doing running around taking photos of herself.

Spring seems to be coming and going right now, one day being nice and sunny and the next being rainy and dull. The rain is wreaking a bit of havoc on our home renovations but I think the light is at the end of the tunnel (did I say that last week too?).

P.S. If you're interested, I did a little interview over at La Mimi. You can see it here.

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40 comments:

mirattes said...

Amazing view. Your outfit and nature is like perfect symphony, like in mysterious dream. It's awesome.

ana said...

what an amazing place!!
great outfit, great shots, great everything!

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous tree! Fun dress!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Wow the last photo reminds me of a painting! very beautiful!

Dip-tea said...

Everything is perfect about these pictures! You, the dress, the belt, the flats, the purse and your gorgeous hair! Beautiful!

katie f said...

i can only imagine what your closet looks like.. full of pretty dresses and inspiration. whats the first thing you think of when you open the wardrobe door?

Little House of Limes said...

so cute! you did beautiful.I believe i would be highly jealouse of your wardrobe too x

Esther said...

oh i love your hair & your photos <3
you're very brave i would have felt so awkward if people were staring at me while i was taking pictures of myself :P

tess said...

I love the bench shot and the colors on your dress

Charmalade said...

If it's any consolation for your pissed-off face, I think your photos are gorgeous! I mean, geez, the colors in the first one reminded me of a painting. It's lovely, that's nothing to be mad about. :)

Toast with Charmalade

Desiree said...

Oh, I love that last photo. It is beautiful. And I adore that bag. So awesome.

Starr Crow said...

i'm so lucky Arkansas hasn't been experiencing the weather schizophrenia of sunshine and rain. We just have lots of sunshine over here. And I loved your comment the other day about that gang of girls passing you while taking photos! Ahh... I can't even begin to tell you the many different types of people I've experienced while out. I just can't figure out why everyone is so nosy! The other day I was taking photos in a more trafficked area and these two boys (probably 15 or so) posted up by a tree right in front of me. I was like, what do you think this is, a show?? I stopped and told them I wasn't going to continue shooting until they left because it was awkward. They argued for a minute and then left the same way they came. Weird.

bestie said...

Aww I can only imagine the odd stares you got! But hey, you still turned out some pretty amazing photos. Everything looks so calm and beautiful. Your outfit of course is as delicious as ever. (:

SarahAnn said...

Wow! I can't believe you did these shots yourself! The funny thing is, I feel like my self-photography is more natural. When the hubs takes my pictures, he's always teasing me about the faces I make!

Beautiful setting. Beautiful photos.

SarahAnnNoel.com

Justice Pirate said...

gorgeous dress. I love the location!

Webgrrl74 said...

The location and these shots are stunning! I think the dress and outfit is a great pair up with those blossoms and water. Perfect!

It's funny but I had a similar experience yesterday.
I got part way "done up" for my 52 week project at Flickr..new red spring jacket...vintage white frame jackie-o type sunglasses and red red red lips (and silver glittery flats and workout type bottoms...I was in a rush and the photo was only from the chest up) No harm right?

Well, I walked out my front door into my relatives who were making their rounds to visit. Gah. They took one look and me and said "Where are you GOING??"
I started laughing and had to explain I'd be back as soon as I finished taking my own photo.
www.flickr.com/photos/melaniemh
Ridiculous.

Aya Smith said...

I get uncomfortable even when Thomas is taking my photos! If there are people anywhere around, they are sure to look at us like we are crazy - why is that? lol

I love this set, btw, it was worth the awkwardness because it's gorgeous!

Love,
Aya ( strawberrykoi.blogspot.com )

anne said...

beautiful colors in that dress! and love the last photo :D

sarah said...

Ooh, I just love your dress! The earth toned stripes are so charming. And the setting is gorgeous as well. Well worth the awkwardness of taking the photos yourself. Why do people stare? It's so rude! Haven't they ever seen someone getting their picture taken before?

sarah sue said...

well, the photos are still very pertty! & i completely love those beautiful trees! :)

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LoveCharlesVintage said...

You always find the most beautiful locations!

Sara said...

Longs Park? The trees and your outfit are lovely! The park in Litiz is really beautiful as well, might be a good location for the summer.

Kamile said...

Wow, I like your dress!!!

Amanda said...

Concerned or not, you're very brave! I'm still warming up to the idea of a tripod. That tree with the pink branches makes a really sweet back drop, and I especially like your composition in the last photo. So, no more concerned-face, they look lovely.

anja louise said...

That park looks so nice. I need to take a visit to our park with a mini lake! Taking photos in the park (can I say park more times?) is definitely a lesson in not giving a fuck, cause that's the only option! I took some photos recently in the park and it was super busy, but amazingly enough no one talked to me! Maybe it was because I went in with such a "I'M TAKING PHOTOS, DEAL WITH IT" attitude that it projected to the crowd... ha. That dress has great colors, last night I pulled out a couple of my 50's dresses and felt bad for not wearing them more!

LittleRachael said...

I love that outfit so much!! That dress is adorable!

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Kelly-marie said...

This photo's are so lovely, and what a perfect setting- the blossom looks beautiful and fits perfectly with your outfit! :) x

Meggstatus said...

These are just breath taking. The scenery combined with the muted colors of your dress are just perfect!

Filhas da Terra (Daughters of the Earth) said...

I love this Post. The dress, the lake, the trees. beautiful

Little Garcon said...

I really love that last photo, it makes me feel like I'm almost sitting there next to you.

You also always look so amazing in vintage pieces that I go out and put on similar dresses but mostly just look silly. You have a great eye.

Samantha said...

Love the last photo! Such a stunning location :)

Gracie said...

THESE PHOTOS ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING!

I just love them. I want them! Like, to hang up in my house! Haha they are so pretty and that place is just lovely and you look great!

svenskaussie said...

WOW !!!!! stunning photos, just beautiful and your outfit is perfect !!!!

Rachel said...

LOVE that last photo. and your outfit too, but woah, that picture is GOOD.

the spectator said...

I love that dress.

Marmelindela said...

These photo's are just beautiful. I love them.

Zoƫ said...

That cherry blossom! I can't even... wow. Everything about these shots is amazing.

The colours of the dress! Its so earthy and wonderful. Love it! x

Amanda said...

These are really good photos! I have a hard time taking photos with just my tripod too now! It's weird to be happy for a tripod I guess...

I love everything in your photos though...the trees, your outfit!

melina bee said...

oh vertical stripe dresses are the best! I love the photoshop effect used in the first picture, so warm and vintage.
melina bee

asweetcakes said...

This dress is so lovely!!! I've never gone looking for vintage, but this is lovely!!!!